"last year's words belong to last year's language, + next year's words await a new voice. to make an end is to make a beginning. all the best for 2011" i got that in a text message last night. i liked how it put into such a perfect perspective the end of a year + the beginning of another. i was planning a huge end of the year best of 2010 blog post. a favorite pic from each shoot... but i've decided against it. my 2010 photographs are collectively posted here + that's what archives are for. i'm not looking behind anymore... i'm looking ahead. monday night i'm leaving for india + sri lanka for a month of travel + some personal photography projects. i'm really looking forward to getting behind the camera for me. it's been a long time since i've done that. one of the bittersweet ironies of a very busy + successful year business wise. i'm leaving the laptop + phone behind. email replies will be delayed. but that doesn't mean i won't be as present as ever. just in a different kind of way. it's a journey that's meaningful to me on a number of different levels... but one of the top ones is that it's the last journey i'll take alone before i become a mother. my partner nathan + i are proud to announce that we'll have a daughter emerging into the world in may. taurus like her father, world traveler in utero like her mother, born in hawaii like her aunt... 9 months pass all too quickly + i'm so grateful for the chance to really take some time away to absorb this time, this season, this wonder so pregnant with possibility. so goodbye for just a little while. i'll update when i can while away, but otherwise i'll meet you back here in february... bursting with fresh insights, plenty of eye candy, adventures to be told, + some new roads in my shoes. adieu. brooke
p.s. photos are from my previous trip to india 3 years ago. more of which can be seen here.